It's every readers dream to spend the summer relaxing by the water and reading one good book after another. If you're lucky enough to be fulfilling that fantasy, you're going to stock up on all the right pool accessories for readers, because nothing ruins an afternoon of binge reading like too much glare or a soggy paperback.
Although there are few activities as satisfying as reading by the pool on a hot summer afternoon, books and water don't go together (even if summer and reading might.) Between the bright sun causing a blinding glare off of your book page to the constant threat of someone's splash getting your e-reader wet, there are a lot of obstacles to overcome before you can be truly relaxed while you rip through your TBR poolside.
The key is to have all the right accessories.
If you're going to read by the pool, you're going to want something to keep the sun out of your eyes and off of your page. If you get hot and want to take a dip, you'll need something to dry your hands off when you get out of the water. And, if you're a truly daring reader who is taking the story for a swim, it's essential to have something to waterproof your book for when take it in the pool.
Are you ready to relax and get some serious reading done? Then make sure you have these 13 unique accessories perfect for readers.
Cool Pod Sunshade Pool Lounger
If you're taking your book in the pool, make sure it's in a Cool Pod Sunshade pool lounger. Complete with a foot rest and overhead shade, it's like it was made for reading comfortably in the sun.
Comfort Chaise Lounger
If you'd rather read by the water rather than in it, this chaise lounger is the idea pool chair for you. It's adjustable settings and reading peep hole ensure you'll finish your summer book list and get an even tan at the same time.
Kindle Oasis Waterproof Case
If you prefer your e-reader to paper books, keep it protected by the pool this summer by getting it the right case. This one for the Kindle Oasis is waterproof, shock proof, dust proof, and is fully submersible. If you've ever dreamed of being a mermaid and reading underwater, this is how.
Slytherin Bathing Suit
Show your house pride, even in the off season, with this green and silver Slytherin one piece.
AquaReader Floating Caddy
Designed for books and tablets, this AquaReader floating caddy makes reading in the pool easy and safe. Just beware you're not floating it in the splash zone.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
If you're listening to your summer reading list this year, make sure its on a speaker you can take by the pool. Waterproof and dust proof, this Bluetooth one will let you blast your book so loud, the whole neighborhood will get to listen.
Universal Waterproof eReader Protective Case
Whether you're using your Kindle, iPad, tablet, or phone, this universal waterproof eReader protective case is a great accessory to bring by the pool. Complete with a string that comfortable lets it hang from around your neck, this is a smart thing to have, just in case.
You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover
It may be a little pricey for what looks like nothing more than a plastic bag, but the You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover actually lets you take your book in the water with you. Inflatable and fitted with thumb holes for easy page handling, it's a great accessory for the pool, tub, or anywhere your book might be exposed to water.
Don't worry about telling people to leave you alone while you're reading this summer, because this sassy beach towel says it all for you. Save your energy, you have reading to do.
Bibliobath Waterproof Book
Forget accessories for waterproofing your books, and just go for a completely waterproof book instead. At Bibliobath, a company based in the Netherlands that delivers all over the world, including the U.S., they offer a small selection of 100% waterproof classics, including Shakespeare and Mark Twain.
Alice Flip Flops
Every swimmer needs pool shoes, and every reader needs literary themed ones. These Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-themed ones are perfect for both.
Clear Acrylic Book Weight
It isn't the beach, but that doesn't mean life by the pool doesn't get windy. This clear acrylic book weight makes sure you never lose your page.